Luigi C. Salce.
He was born in Southbridge, on September 11, 1938, and was the son of Jeanne (Desaulniers) Salce of Southbridge, and late Oswald C. Salce.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by 9 children, Jennifer Reynolds, and her husband Michael, Jeffrey Salce, Satina Salce, Luigi Salce, III, Mark Salce and his wife Susan, Matthew Salce and his wife Missy, Michael Salce and his wife Deborah, Anthony Salce, and Jennifer Duhaime and her husband Robert; 8 grandchildren, Tyler Rulli, Christopher, Shawna, Ryan, Kyle, and Marc Anthony Salce, and Austin and Audrey Duhaime; a brother, John Salce, and his wife Judy; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Salce attended from Worcester Junior College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and received his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Western New England College . He worked as the manager of engineering at Advance Manufacturing in Westfield, for over 26 years. He was also a certified master clock maker.
He taught CCD classes from 1963-1997, was a member of Roman Catholic Prelature of Opus Dei, and was a member of the Cargill Council of the Knights of Columbus in Putnam, CT.
While a resident of Webster Manor, he was president of the resident's council, ran the Rosary group, and welcomed all new residents.
His funeral will be held on Monday, January 19, 2009, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Mary's Church, 263 Hamilton St., Southbridge. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Southbridge. Calling hours in the funeral home will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2009, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Allegiance Hospice, 67 Middle St., Lowell, MA, 01852.